Introducing hybrid technology to the Ezyquip Hire fleet
As electric vehicles are now amongst the most popular cars in Australia and around the world, it’s no surprise there is a growing demand for hybrid technology in construction and mining equipment too.
Recently, Ezyquip Hire added a hybrid articulated boom lift, the H800AJ from JLG Industries Australia, to our fleet of plant. The new addition was sourced for one of our mining customers, with our procurement team realising the benefits a hybrid machine can offer to their project. The new model presents many of the same features as the standard 800AJ boom lift but with an additional electric engine.
The combination of the conventional diesel engine and the electric engine means a diesel-like performance while also providing better fuel efficiency and quieter operation. Other advantages the hybrid model offers are lower emissions which make it climate-friendly, which in turn provides a safer solution to working in an enclosed space.
In addition to the machine’s hybrid qualities, the boom lift features 8 x 12-volt 100 amp-hour AGM batteries which deliver a longer runtime than other similar models, 4 Wheel Drive for irregular terrain, and continuous 360° rotation.